Tender for Smart Card Equipment and Services

Tender for Smart Card Equipment and Services

RSP is currently working with TOCs to provide a ‘smart ticketing’ infrastructure at stations in the South East of England. The SEFT programme has identified a requirement for ITSO compliant platform validator (PVAL) equipment and associated services within SEFT rail stations.

United Kingdom-London: Smart cards

2013/S 217-378307

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Rail Settlement Plan Limited
2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street
For the attention of: Mark Edwards
EC1A 4HD London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2034404107
E-mail: seft.tenders@atoc.org

Further information can be obtained from: Rail Settlement Plan Limited
2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street
For the attention of: Mark Edwards
EC1A 4HD London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2034404107
E-mail: seft.tenders@atoc.org

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Rail Settlement Plan Limited
2nd Floor , 200 Aldersgate
For the attention of: Mark Edwards
EC1A 4HD London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2034404107
E-mail: seft.tenders@atoc.org

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Rail Settlement Plan Limited
2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street
For the attention of: Mark Edwards
EC1A 4HD London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2034404107
E-mail: seft.tenders@atoc.org

I.2)Main activity

Railway services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

ITSO Compliant Platform Validator (PVAL) Equipment and Associated Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Initially in the South East of England rail network with scope to extend nationally in the UK and to other public transport service providers.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Rail Settlement Plan Limited (RSP) is a company owned by the UK franchised Train Operating Companies (TOCs). RSP provides and manages on behalf of TOCs a number of shared services, ranging from the provision of ticket stock to the allocation of industry revenue.
RSP is currently working with TOCs to provide a ‘smart ticketing’ infrastructure at stations in the South East of England. The SEFT programme has identified a requirement for ITSO compliant platform validator (PVAL) equipment and associated services within SEFT rail stations.
PVALs will be required in two forms – free standing and wall mounted, with hardwired power supply and ethernet connectivity. There will also be an optional requirement for wireless and mobile communication solutions.
The requirement includes the provision of equipment, hardware and software design, development, testing, and installation services. Maintenance and ongoing service support will also be required.
PVALs will conform to the ISO/IEC 14443 standard to allow reading of ITSO and contactless payment cards (CPCs). They must also support the installation of an ITSO Security Application Module (ISAM), and be capable of interfacing with an ITSO Host or Operator Processing System (HOPS). PVALs shall operate within an ITSO infrastructure as defined by the ITSO 2.1.4 specification, ITSO on National Rail (NR) specification RSPS 3002, and allow the collection and validation of ITSO products.
SEFT’s vision is to allow customers to use contactless payment cards (CPCs) for transit within, and potentially beyond, the SEFT area. This functionality will be delivered to ensure PVALs are EMV (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) enabled to read approved CPCs.
An integral part of the PVAL enablement is the requirement for EMV Level 1 and Level 2 certification with support for EMV card schemes, namely:
Level 1 – covering hardware, and including electro-mechanical aspects of the card/reader interface; and
Level 2 – covering software components associated with the interface between the card and reader only, including the scheme specific software kernels.
Adequate PCI DSS measures will be required within the PVAL unit to ensure the security of the cardholder data is not compromised.
Subject to the terms of the framework agreement, the goods/services to be provided under the framework may be provided directly to RSP, other public transport service providers and/or TOCS (from time to time and including any other entities akin to or replacing TOCs).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30162000, 30233300, 60210000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

ITSO Compliant Platform Validator (PVAL) Equipment and Associated Services
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: RSP shall have the right to a 1 year extension dependent on market conditions and contract performance.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

RSP’s particular requirements will be set out in the ITN documentation and RSP reserves the right to require guarantees over performance.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be provided in the Invitation to Negotiate
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium or other grouping of tenderers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with RSP Ltd on all matters relating to the Agreement. All consortium members or grouping will be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect to the obligations and liabilities relating to the Agreement
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: ITSO Compliant Platform Validator (PVAL) Equipment and Associated Services must comply with ITSO 2.1.4 or above and RSPS3002 as amended, as a minimum
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details required are included within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details required are included within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details required are included within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
Proof of Concept testing may be carried out prior to Tenderer selection being finalised
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Periodic indicative notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 170-281721 of 5.9.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.12.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:

Any party wishing to express an interest in the provision of RSP’s requirements shall be required to complete and forward to RSP by the deadline set out in this notice a Prequalification Questionnaire (PQQ). A PQQ may be obtained upon request by email at seft.tenders@atoc.org

Responses shall be submitted electronically in either MS Word or PDF format and forwarded to the email address provided in the PQQ and Tender Documentation.
Details of the full requirements and a draft contract will be made available in the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) document which will be provided to shortlisted respondents.
Whilst it is intended that a maximum of four of the highest scoring submissions will be invited to participate in the ITN advertised, RSP reserves the right to alter the number of invitees.
(MT Ref:110100)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.11.2013